Back to home page

The Lymington River and its Olympic Sailing Heroes

The start of the final section of the Solent Way after leaving Lymington at the Haven Marina, this 6-mile section follows the coast to Keyhaven before finishing at Milford-on-Sea.                                                  All photographs © David Packman


One of the new National Park signs at the start of the coastal path.




Good walking, the Solent Way is a 60-mile long-distance footpath that joins Milford-on-Sea in the west with Emsworth Harbour on the county border in the east.






Puffin Cruises on its return from cruising the Solent.


Having stopped for lunch it doesn't take long for the gulls to smell food.


The Hampshire Wildlife Trust has a reserve between Hurst Shingle Spit at Keyhaven and Lymington River which extends to over 2,000 acres of saltings and mudflats. The reserve forms a major part of the Hurst Castle/Lymington River estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest. A Little Egret looking for prey, it usually feeds on small fish, frogs and snails... luck, so off to pastures new.


A pair of Meadow Pipits, the one below having caught a cricket.




A pair of Mute Swans on the wing.                                                                             All photographs © David Packman

Back to the Home Page

Caption details are based on the latest available  information and are accurate to the best of my knowledge. Although the images are very heavily compressed you are welcome to use them for your own non-commercial use. If you do please credit HampshireCam or add a link  to these pages.

All Photographs copyright David Packman © 2002 - 2009 (All Rights Reserved)